HOW WE'RE HELPING GARDENERS DURING COVID-19:

While we can't meet you in person until the health crisis ends, our volunteers are still active and available to assist you online.
We are currently offering virtual advice clinics, presentations and workshops via Zoom. Here are just a few of the many presentations we offer:
  • Houseplants: Our Constant Garden
  • Landscaping with Trees and Large Shrubs
  • Putting the Garden to Bed

Have a garden question? Visit our Ask a Master Gardener page.
We'll update this notice if things change. Meanwhile, stay safe, and happy gardening.

 

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Every vegetable is a member of a family. E.g. peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant are all in the Solanaceae (tomato) family. Members of the same vegetable family attract the same pests and diseases and have similar nutrient needs. Study the families to plan crop rotation. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Globe and Mail is hosting a free webinar on climate change and Canada's food supply, next Wednesday, January 27, 1:30 pm. Should be interesting! #climatechange #sustainability #agriculture bit.ly/3bKJ6Sr ... See MoreSee Less
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When vegetable garden planning, include crop rotation to care for your soil and reduce pests and diseases. Don't grow the same vegetable, or its family member (e.g. tomatoes/potatoes), in the same place each year. A 3-4 year crop rotation is recommended. ... See MoreSee Less
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Like the trendy rusted look in the garden? BC Master Gardeners shared a recipe to rust steel / stainless steel / Corten steel faster than mother nature. Mix in spray bottle: 2 oz. vinegar, 16 oz. hydrogen peroxide, ½ TB salt. Apply repeatedly until you get the effect you like. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday, January 26, at 1 pm, there's an online lecture about Federal Twist, an extraordinary "wet prairie", full of hardy grasses and perennials. James Golden's blog is a fabulous read, which suggests the lecture will be, too. $18 USDbit.ly/3nGyXbP ... See MoreSee Less
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As you pore over the seed catalogues arriving now, note the time required for your choices to germinate and then grow to harvest or bloom. Then make up a calendar to ensure you get your seeds started at the right time. Check now that you have all the supplies you need, too. ... See MoreSee Less
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Toronto Master Gardeners

The Toronto Master Gardeners are volunteers committed to providing the public with horticultural information, education and inspiration. The resources and services available through this site are designed to help Toronto residents use safe, effective, proven and sustainable horticultural practices to create gardens, landscapes and communities that are both vibrant and healthy.

Gardening Guides

Our useful Gardening Guides provide introductory information for the home gardener about a broad range of horticultural topics.

Book A Master Gardener

Local organizations can book our volunteers to deliver horticultural presentations, provide question and answer sessions, and staff advice clinics.

Become a Master Gardener

If you’re in Toronto, here’s how to become a Master Gardener:

Ask A Master Gardener

Toronto Master Gardeners are happy to answer your gardening questions posted on this site, called in to our Infoline or asked in person at our scheduled events.

Gardening Tips

Throughout the year, Toronto Master Gardeners post brief gardening tips on this site to help you with your seasonal gardening tasks.

Partners:

Master Gardeners of Ontario

Compost Council of Canada

Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Toronto Botanical Gardens

City of Toronto

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Master Gardeners Code of Conduct

The Toronto Master Gardeners (TMG) is an organization committed to fostering an environment in which everyone we engage with, including fellow members and the general public, is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, age, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation or abilities. All members are expected to adhere to this principle.

The TMG does not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, abuse or bullying.

If you feel that the code of conduct has been breached, please contact the executive coordinator or assistant coordinator, whose contact information can be found here.